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A guide to essential gym accessories

Not only are gym accessories practical, but they can motivate you to work out! Putting on your favourite sportswear and trainers or tracking your progress with a sports watch can make all the difference to how you feel about exercise.

We're here to guide you through the must-have sports accessories that will enhance any workout, whether you're at the gym or heading out for a run. At Next we stock go-to gym accessories with products available from leading sportswear brands like Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, alongside our very own range, Next Active! 

The top sport accessories
 

Wondering what the top sport accessories are, and how to choose the right ones for you? We're here to guide you! Start with the basics, like comfortable gym clothes and a high-quality pair of trainers to suit your preferred activity. Once you've got those down, you're ready to build on your collection of sports accessories. 

For example, if you're at the gym, a sports drinking bottle will come in handy, helping you stay hydrated. Love running? A great pair of running headphones are a must-have. If you want to track your progress, why not invest in a sports watch? 

Keep hydrated with a gym bottle


Everyone needs to keep hydrated whilst working out, so a gym bottle is essential. Whether you'd prefer a reusable metal bottle, plastic sports drinking bottle or insulated water bottle to keep drinks cool, we’ve got plenty of products to choose from.

Get in the groove with headphones


If you love listening to music whilst exercising, invest in a pair of headphones. Music can help you get in the zone when working out, especially if you're in a busy gym or running along noisy streets! 

Wireless headphones are the best headphones for running, weightlifting or heading to the gym, allowing you to move around more freely whilst delivering high-quality sound. 

Look good to feel good with workout clothes


The right workout clothes can make all the difference to how you feel about exercise. Whether you're heading to the gym or working out at home, there’s no better way to motivate yourself than putting on your favourite activewear!

Our collection of women’s sportswear is designed to make you look and feel your best, prioritising comfort, style and performance. Looking for supportive sports bras, breathable workout tops, super-soft gym leggings or running trainers? We've got you covered.

Discover your new favourite men’s sportswear at Next. Our collection features pieces you can wear to work out or lounge at home, from comfortable joggers, hoodies and sweatshirts to performance running leggings and sweat-wicking T-shirts. 

Never forget your sports hairband


There’s nothing worse than having hair on your face whilst you're exercising, so sports hair bands are another essential for both men and women. They also help keep sweat at bay for those days when you're doing more intense workouts. 

Remember your trusty trainers
 

No workout would be complete without a trusty pair of trainers! Sports shoes are the ultimate essential gym accessory, so be sure to find the right style for you. Our guide to choosing trainers for specific activities will help you achieve maximum comfort and performance, whether you're into running, cycling, hiking, weight lifting or gym classes.

Looking for more tips on how to find the right workout clothing and accessories? Read our blog post on finding the perfect sports bra for different activities.